Keeping Cool when Out and About
As the world slowly makes it way back outside, keeping ourselves safe in the blistering sun has never been more important.
With summer well and truly underway, the baking heat of this glorious weather often brings drawbacks in addition to its brilliant benefits. Temperatures rise and we begin to spend more time in the great outdoors with our four-legged friends. But with our ability to grab a drink, ice cream or seek shade at the drop of a hat, our pets sometimes lack the ability to self-regulate their heat and keep themselves safe in the summer sun.
Here’s where we come in. Experts in understanding what our pets need to live a long and happy life, we have a variety of ways of keeping your fluffy pooch safe in the rising temperatures of the glorious British weather. Whether you are at the beach, in the woods or even just the back garden, here’s our tips and tricks to keep your four-legged friend cool this summer.
A Cooling Vest
Fancy a walk but worried about your pooch overheating? No need to worry with Hurtta’s Cooling Vest. Imagine a jacket that you can wear keeping you cool and free from overheating. Made with easily washable and durable fabric, this cooling vest in the ideal apparel that your dog needs in the summer sun. All you need to do is dip the vest in cold water and place on your furry friend for a cooling feeling on those super-hot days.
The jacket cools down your dogs chest which is vital for circulation. Ideal for walks, training sessions and dog shows – this piece of clothing also comes with an attachment for a leash making it a safe and ideal solution for your walks, wherever you're exploring!
In need of a cooling treat for those picnics in the sun? Here at the Natural Cornish Pet Shop, we adore rewarding pets with tasty treats. So when the sun is beaming and the temperatures soar, there is nothing better for our pets than a super cool, refreshing treat that is just as good as a 99’ (flake and all).
A KONG Classic filled with fruit, yoghurt or even our peanut butter and then frozen makes a delicious, cooling treat for your dogs to devour! Offering enrichment by helping satisfy dogs’ instinctual needs, the KONG Classic’s unique natural red rubber formula is ultra-durable and easy to clean, so you can mix up your dogs frozen treat again and again!
One of the most important parts of staying safe in the sun is keeping hydrated. No matter how long you plan your walk to be, always take out a bottle of water for your dog to drink. Suppling food and treats to dogs across Cornwall, we understand the wonder of walkies on the beach.
With an abundance of salt water just moments away, many of our dogs seek sea water as a form of refreshment when walking on the beach. Unfortunately, sea water has the same effect it does on humans! Causing dehydration from upset tummies, ensuring you have a freshwater drink on hand can save hours of painful tummy upsets and give your dogs all the refreshment they need.
No bottle on hand? Soak a Chuck it! Hydrosqueeze ball with water and let your dog play all day long whilst keeping hydrated at the same time.
If your day out involves some time at the beach or a BBQ in the sun, packing a cool mat on your travels can be everything you need to keep your furry friend cool in the summer sun. A special cooling gel in the inner lining keeps the mat surface cool ,even in summer, so your dog can enjoy having a cool surface to lie on!
What’s even better is that no refrigeration is needed, so all you need to do is roll your mat out and your dog can chill out!